That was such a vulnerable, bold and overwhelming piece, Christopher! Thank you for sharing your heart with the world! Your story can probably help someone somewhere, or at least that’s what I hope! School bullies are merely red flags informing about their dysfunctional family system and the quality of their caregivers, I’m afraid…
School bullies are very likely to grow to the future classic narcissists (the least dangerous of all the 7 types, since easily recognizable), that is they’re unlikely to become decent adults and regret all the harm they did when being kids/teens…More to the point, this letter is purely for yourself; you forgive them because your soul deserves peace!
I once wrote this piece about the impact of troubled parents on their kids and school bullies was, in fact, one of the indications. I suggested some alternatives which would require the law the change, should you be interested:
“How Much Does Your Kids’ Sanity Matter to You?” de Myriam Ben Salem https://link.medium.com/7dWtwEGvxcb